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Inspection: 15156276 - Powell Construction Company Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 4

Nr: 15156276Report ID: 0454714Open Date: 07/10/1984

Powell Construction Company Inc
900 Ebenezer Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37919
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: P. O. Box 31, Sevierville, TN 37862

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/11/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360599203    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14549687Event: 07/09/1984Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Live Parts
AN EMPLOYEE CLIMBED A 30-FOOT-HIGH CAGED LADDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE THREE-PHASE CONDUCTORS ON A MALFUNCTIONING CRANE. (HE HAD DISCONNECTED POWER TO THE RUNWAY CONDUCTORS, HAD REMOVED THE FUSES, AND HAD LAID THEM ON THE FLOOR.) AFTER LOCATING THE TROUBLE, HE STEPPED ACROSS A STRUCTURAL BEAM AND ONTO THE STEEL-ANGLE-IRON PHASE CONDUCTORS FOR AN ADJACENT CRANE. APPARENTLY, HE THOUGHT HE HAD DISCONNECTED POWER TO THIS ONE ALSO. HE WALKED ABOUT 200 FEET ON THE LIVE CONDUCTORS, TRIPPED, AND FELL. AS HE FELL, HE GROUNDED HIMSELF. AN EMPLOYEE OF ANOTHER COMPANY STARTED YELLING TO TURN THE POWER OFF, WHICH TOOK ABOUT 3 TO 4 MINUTES. CARDIO-PULMONARY RESUSCITATION WAS GIVEN TO REVIVE THE EMPLOYEE. THE RESCUE SQUAD WAS CALLED TO REMOVE HIM FROM THE 30-FOOT-HIGH ACCIDENT SITE. THE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED MULTIPLE BURNS TO HIS LEFT LEG, NECK, LEFT ARM, CHEST, AND LEFT HAND. HIS LEFT HAND WAS SO SEVERELY BURNED THAT IT HAD TO BE AMPUTATED.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electrical, cpr, runway conductor, lockout, e c, overhead crane, electric shock, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15156276 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Machinery maintenance occupations

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